Hotels near Kensington High Street London
Getting around the area is easy, most people are happy to walk, but there are many bus routes that will take you from one end of the High Street to the other and to other districts within the borough.
The local tube station is Kensington High Street on the Circle and District line.
Taxis are also two a penny in this part of west London. Just raise your arm and they will stop for you.
Some of the best hotels outside of central London can be found in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
They all have their own unique reputation, but the majority range from 3 star to 5 stars with most being 4 stars. They all have one thing in common though; location, location, location. Perhaps the most upmarket are the Royal Garden Hotel and the Milestone Hotel. neither is cheap but very luxurious.
One we like as value for money is the Kensington Close Hotel just 2 minutes walk from the tube station..
The borough is just 3 miles as the crow flies from central London, with easy late night public transport buses, tube trains and taxis.
The best way to find a Kensington hotel within your budget or needs range, is to let Hotel-Assist do the work for you.
Shopping in Kensington High Street is now considered to be the best place for what the English eccentrically call; `Retail Therapy`.
Kurt Geiger is just one of many shoe shops that cater for that unique look.
The High Street has just about every kind of shop on it for the London visitor. A pharmacy, newsagent, various banks and cash machines, cafes, off license. clothes shops and even a supermarket, so if you've forgotten something or have run out of your favourite perfume or cologne, you will find a shop here that supplies it.
The clothes shops are also quite well patronised by Londoners, locals and visitors alike.
Whatever your culinary tastes are Kensington High Street and the side streets that lead off it, have something for most people to enjoy.
It is also a good area for those who want to experiment with other cultural foods. From Chinese, Malayan, Italian, English, Middle Eastern, Cuban, Japanese and an Eclectic restaurant.
There are some 50 odd eateries within a short walk of the tube station, which is always a good point to focus your directions from.
It isn't always cheap to eat out in Kensington and many of the hotels have their own exclusive restaurants, but it is joy to behold and even if you are on a tight budget, eating out here should be on the list of `things to blow the budget on`.
It is also a good idea to ask the hotel reception for recommendations.
Health and Leisure
A few of the Kensington Hotels have their own leisure suites and gyms. Club Kensington, The David Lloyd centre and Soma centre are all in Kensington High Street, with others close by. Day tickets can normally be bought by visitors.
The David Lloyd centre has a swimming pool as well.
The Phillimore club is a women only club and beauty centre, and it boasts a beautiful swimming pool.
Kensington Pub Culture
Kensington has some fine pubs, but a `spit and sawdust` establishment is not one you'll find here.
The pub culture is more `Hooray Henry` than `Hooray Harry`, and the dress code is somewhat more fashionable.
The Goat, Berties Bar and The Prince of Wales are just 3 on the High Street alone, most of the bars are in the side streets and it is fun exploring the area if you are a first timer here.
There are a couple of clubs here as well, but they are private members clubs that cater to the upper classes, they are very particular who they let in so dress smart.
A casino the Connoisseur Club can also be found in the High Street, inside the Royal Garden hotel.
Places of Interest
The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are all within easy walking distance of Kensington High Street.
Kensington library is open to the public most days. Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Holland Park are all within the area, these parks are well kept and patrolled. In the summertime you will find workers having their lunch here, amongst families and locals enjoying a quiet and tranquil park in a busy area of the capital.
For those visitors to Earls Court and Olympia, whether it's to see a concert or an exhibition; Earls Court is just 1 stop on the tube. Olympia is also nearby and accessible by tube from Earls Court tube Station.
Related London Pages
Kensington High Street: Tube (underground)
|High Street Kensington Station
||District - Circle line
|Earls Court Station
||District - Piccadilly
|Notting Hill Gate Station
||District - Central - Circle line
|Gloucester Road Station
||District - Piccadilly - Circle line
|Holland Park Station